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Joseph A. Bailey III

Sport Leadership

Role at RSR Partners

Joe is a senior advisor at the firm, where he serves as a trusted advisor to colleagues and to select clients in the global sport ecosystem.

Experience and Expertise

Joe was previously head of the firm’s Sport Leadership Practice, where he established the Human Capital Investment Advisory. He brings thirty years of client-side leadership, management, and operations and twenty years of advisory to the firm’s clients. Joe, who has extensive experience in the global sports industry as a leader and advisor, has been the CEO of the NFL Miami Dolphins Football Club, Dolphins Stadium, and Dolphins Enterprises, deputy commissioner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, chief operating officer of the World League/NFL, and vice president of administration of the Dallas Cowboys Football Club. Several years ago, Joe was asked to serve as the acting commissioner of the Big East Conference, an NCAA collegiate conference consisting of 21 universities. Additionally, as the founder and chief executive officer of Global Sport 360, Joe advised businesses in the global sport industry on strategies and tactics to maximize innovation and talent. Prior to joining RSR Partners, Joe established a global sport leadership advisory group on behalf of an international leadership consulting firm. The group advised on effective leadership and solving complex problems that involved vision, strategic alignment, general management and execution, and talent management. Joe’s significant international travel and cultural mindset have contributed to the creation of the Global Sport Ecosystem™, the Peak Performance Organization™, the Balanced, Effective Leader™ and a host of white papers addressing the intersection of sport and business as a powerful teaching movement.

Outside RSR Partners

Joe graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed Harvard’s Advanced Management Program. He has held numerous board positions with for-profit and philanthropic organizations. He has been a member of Duke’s Fuqua Center of Leadership and Ethics Advisory Board, adjunct professor for Duke Sports Medicine Feagin Program, a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and is a member of the U.K.-based Beyond Sport Advisory Board. He also serves as a special advisor to the Canadian Olympic Committee and to an international management consulting firm. He is a frequent media guest and college lecturer on “Leadership and the Future of Global Sport.” Additionally, he has been a frequent speaker and media guest on national and international television, radio, and online programs. He is based in Arizona, New York, and Connecticut.

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